I don't get it, please explain. Pros for IPS: good for this and that and... Cons for IPS: They lock out their customers from some forums if their renewal for support expired. They don't let their customers download the product they paid for if their renewal for support expired. Their competitors(such as vBulletin and XenForo) let their customers download the product even with an expired renewal for support. #1 Remove those cons, they cost you nothing and your customers might renew for support. #2 Stick to your rules and they might leave forever. Cost you nothing. #1 and #2 has the same result, cost nothing for Invision but only in my humble opinion #1 is a better option.
Yes I'm sure after reading again that post. Please read it again: "during my active licence period ips 3.48 & 4.061 was available" You say: "you must have bought the software over 6 months ago, when 3.4.8. and 4.0.6 were certainly not available." I don't know about that so you can be right. I have not download the software for more than two years, just paying for the renewals waiting for v4. Stopped paying for it just about a month ago.